HFD: 50 acres burned in Ewa brush fire

EWA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A dramatic brush fire in Ewa shut down Fort Weaver Road while crews brought it under control.

According to the Honolulu Fire Department, the blaze was reported at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Fort Weaver Road and Renton Road.

Authorities say the fire scorched 50 acres of brush land, but no property was damaged. Officials say the fire never got closer than 100 feet to homes.

"We were actually kind of lucky because the wind was blowing from right to left, so the fire kind of went this way instead of coming toward us," Ewa Beach resident Sean Coffey said. "If the wind had been blowing toward the houses, I don't know what would have happened because there wouldn't have been much time for anybody to react."

A City and Country Traffic Management camera in the area showed a wall of flames rising from the brush, with smoke blowing across Fort Weaver Road.

Police say a caller reported seeing two men wearing white shirts running from the area. Officers searched the area for the men, but found no one.

Fire crews left the scene at about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.

According to HFD Capt. Terry Seelig, the brush fire re-sparked at about 6 a.m. Wednesday. Crews extinguished the small re-spark shortly after.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. A criminal investigation has not been opened.

We'll have more information on this story as it becomes available.

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